Lizard Peninsula Beaches, Cornwall

Beaches

  • Bessy’s Cove BeachBessy’s Cove Beach
    Dog-friendly beachParkingDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten track

    Bessy’s Cove Beach is a small, south-facing cove which forms part of the larger Prussia Cove group, at the junction of Mounts Bay and the Lizard Peninsula. Bessy’s Cove Beach is a pretty rocky cove with some patches of sand revealed at low tides.

  • Cadgwith BeachCadgwith Beach
    Dog-friendly beachRestricted dog accessRefreshmentsParkingToiletsDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    The village of Cadgwith Beach boasts two south-east-facing, shingle beaches in a scenic cove. A minor headland divides the beaches. Cadgwith is a picturesque working fishing village. The northern beach is home to the town’s fishing boats. The southern beach is the more popular with sun-seekers. Traditional cottages line the rear of the beach.

  • Coverack BeachCoverack Beach
    Family beachDog-friendly beachRefreshmentsParkingToiletsDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Coverack beach is a small sand and pebble beach on the eastern coast of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. It is located in the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Coverack.

  • Gillan HarbourGillan Harbour
    Dog-friendly beachDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten track

    Gillan Harbour is situated in a picturesque spot near the mouth of a small creek, just off the Helford River at the north of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. The small, sand and shingle beach is often very quiet, the area being favoured by boat and yacht enthusiasts.

  • Gunwalloe Church Cove BeachGunwalloe Church Cove Beach
    Family beachSurfing beachRestricted dog accessLifeguarded beach (seasonal)Windsurfing beachRefreshmentsParkingToiletsDisabled accessDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyHD video

    Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach sits in a sheltered, south west-facing cove on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula in south west Cornwall. It is a sandy beach, at the north end of which, below the cliffs, sits the small church with detached bell tower that give the beach its name.

  • Gunwalloe Fishing Cove BeachGunwalloe Fishing Cove Beach
    Dog-friendly beachDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten track

    Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Beach is a west-facing beach at the southern end of Porthleven Beach. It is a sand and pebble beach which sits in a small cove around 5 miles from Helston on the Lizard Peninsula in south west Cornwall.

  • Housel Bay BeachHousel Bay Beach
    Restricted dog accessDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Housel Bay Beach hosts one of the most southerly beaches in mainland Britain, just a half a mile from Lizard Point, Cornwall. A small, sandy beach is revealed only at low tides. At high tide the beach is entirely reclaimed by the sea and there is genuine danger in being cut off by the unforgiving tide.

  • Kennack Sands BeachKennack Sands Beach
    Family beachRestricted dog accessLifeguarded beach (seasonal)RefreshmentsParkingToiletsDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Kennack Sands Beach is a south east-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. The wide expanses of sand, numerous rock pools and grassy banks make it a popular destination for families. The beach, which is part of Gwendreath National Nature Reserve, is owned by Tregothnan Estate.

  • Kenneggy SandsKenneggy Sands
    Dog-friendly beachDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten track

    Kenneggy Sands is a crescent-shaped, south-facing beach between Penzance and Helston, Cornwall. Though a pleasant, sandy beach at low tides, at high tide the beach is almost entirely reclaimed by the sea and access to the beach is particularly difficult.

  • Kynance CoveKynance Cove
    Restricted dog accessRefreshmentsParkingDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyToilets

    Kynance Cove is a glorious, rugged beach on the dramatic western coast of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. It is situated around a mile and a half from Lizard Point, Cornwall, the southern-most tip of mainland Britain which can be reached on foot along the South West Coast Path.

  • Loe Bar BeachLoe Bar Beach
    Dog-friendly beachDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Loe Bar Beach is a small area of south-west-facing beach in the middle of Porthleven Sands on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. The dune-backed, sand and flint beach forms a natural barrier, protecting Cornwall’s largest fresh water lake, The Loe, from the sea.

  • Mullion CoveMullion Cove
    Dog-friendly beachRefreshmentsParkingToiletsDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Mullion Cove Beach is a small, west-facing beach in Mullion harbour which is accessible only at low tide. The beach is situated in a picturesque cove on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall.

  • Piskies CovePiskies Cove
    Dog-friendly beachDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten track

    Piskies Cove beach is situated in a small, sheltered cove, near Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula. It is one of several coves in and around Prussia Cove. At low tide the south-facing beach provides good sun-bathing conditions, on the small, sandy beach or its surrounding rocks.

  • Poldhu CovePoldhu Cove
    Family beachRestricted dog accessLifeguarded beach (seasonal)RefreshmentsParkingToiletsDisabled accessDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Poldhu Cove Beach is a small, west-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula in south west Cornwall. Nestling in a sheltered cove, protected by cliffs, this National Trust owned beach is a popular family beach which can also provide good conditions for watersports.

  • Polpeor Cove, Lizard PointPolpeor Cove, Lizard Point
    Dog-friendly beachRefreshmentsParkingDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Polpeor Cove Beach sits in the shadow of Lizard Point in Cornwall, the most southerly point on mainland Britain. It is a small, coarse, south-facing beach. The nearest town is Lizard, around a half a mile due north.

  • Polurrian CovePolurrian Cove
    Family beachRestricted dog accessDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Polurrian Cove Beach is a sandy, west-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. It is sheltered by the high cliffs of this picturesque cove. The beach is situated just outside the village of Mullion, and is particularly popular with holidaying families in the summer.

  • Porthallow BeachPorthallow Beach
    Dog-friendly beachRefreshmentsParkingToiletsDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Porthallow Beach is a small, pebbly beach in an unspoilt village on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. Porthallow sits in a north east-facing, sheltered cove in a picturesque location near the Helford River, with excellent views over the Fal Estuary.

  • Porthleven BeachPorthleven Beach
    Surfing beachRestricted dog accessRefreshmentsParkingToiletsDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Porthleven Beach is a 3 mile stretch of sand and shingle, which at low tide stretches south from Porthleven to Gunwalloe Fishing Cove in south west Cornwall. Porthleven is a south west-facing beach in a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula.

  • Porthoustock BeachPorthoustock Beach
    Dog-friendly beachParkingToiletsDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Porthoustock Beach is a relatively small, east-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. The crescent-shaped, sand and shingle beach at Porthoustock is a popular destination for divers intending to explore the many shipwrecks off the beach.

  • Stackhouse CoveStackhouse Cove
    Designated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten track

    Stackhouse Cove is an isolated, unspoilt west-facing cove in Mounts Bay, Cornwall. Small pockets of sand are revealed at low tide, but the beach is largely rock and pebble, with large areas of seaweed.

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